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Jennifer Spragins Burnett

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Anderson, SC

Harbin & Burnett, LLP
2124 Highway 81 North, PO Box 35
Anderson, SC 29621
Phone: 864-622-7801
Fax: 864-964-0930
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014
Licensed in South Carolina Since: 2001
Practice Areas: Professional Liability: Plaintiff (50%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
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Attorney Profile

A partner at Anderson, South Carolina-based Harbin & Burnett, Jennifer Spragins Burnett focuses her practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. She assists clients throughout the area who have been the victims of professional negligence, including medical malpractice, and she also represents people and their family members who have been harmed by nursing home neglect or abuse. Ms. Burnett has obtained sizable settlements and jury verdicts during her career as a plaintiff's attorney, and as a result, she is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an invitation-only group in which the membership is limited to attorneys who have won million- and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements.

As an undergraduate, Ms. Burnett attended the College of Charleston in South Carolina, with a double major in French and psychology. She received a Bachelor of Science magna cum laude from that institution in 1996. Remaining in the state, she then decided to pursue a legal education and enrolled at the University of South Carolina School of Law, where she received several academic honors before being awarded her Juris Doctor in 2001. After clerking for a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, Ms. Burnett joined a personal injury defense firm, where she focused her practice on the representation of nursing home facilities and personnel in abuse cases. She joined her current firm in 2007.

Ms. Burnett is admitted to practice in South Carolina and before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. Highly regarded by her fellow attorneys, she has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, and she has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Professional Malpractice - Other, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014

About Jennifer Spragins Burnett

First Admitted: 2001, South Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://www.harbinlaw.com/jennifer-spragins-burnett.html

Honors/Awards

  • National Trial Lawyers - Civil Plaintiff - Top 100, 2018 - present
  • Best Lawyers 2021
  • Greenville Business Magazine Legal Elite 2020
  • Best and Brightest 35 and Under, Greenville Magazine, 2006
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2013, 2014
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2013
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2018
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2012

Educational Background

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2001
  • College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A, Bachelor of Science in Psychology and French, Magna Cum Laude, 1996

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Estate of Rita Blair v. Warren et al., $2.4m jury verdict, 2012
  • Estate of Hazel Clark v. Faith, Hope & Charity, $534,000 ($300,000 punitive damages) jury verdict, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity

  • South Carolina Association for Justice Secretary/Treasurer, 2019
  • South Carolina Association for Justice, Vice President, 2020
  • American Bar Association, Real Property Journal, 1999-2001, 1999
  • South Carolina Bar, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2006
  • South Carolina Association for Justice, Member 2007-present , 2007
  • American Association for Justice, 2007 - present, 2007
  • South Carolina Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 2015-present, 2015
  • TL Hanna High School Mock Trial Coach, 2015-2019, 2015
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Office Location for Jennifer Spragins Burnett

2124 Highway 81 North
PO Box 35
Anderson, SC 29621

Phone: 864-622-7801

Fax: 864-964-0930

Last Updated: 11/10/2021

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